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Arkansas Reduces Air Toxics with EPA Grant

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30/08/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $501,837 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to administer the state’s pollution prevention and control program. The program includes ambient monitoring, planning, permitting and compliance activities. ADEQ will also monitor for major pollutants, identifying major and minor sources of air pollution that may be ...

2014 Smart Grid System Report Now Available

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30/08/2014

The 2014 Smart Grid System Report, which is intended to provide an update on the status of smart grid deployment nationwide, technological developments, and barriers that may affect the continued adoption of the technology, is now available for ...

NIOSH Scientist Appointed Convener of International Nanotechnology Working Group

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30/08/2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced in its September 5, 2014, eNews that an international committee unanimously selected Dr. Vladimir Murashov, special assistant for nanotechnology to the NIOSH Director, “to lead an international working group on the health, safety, and environmental aspects of nanotechnologies.” NIOSH states that the working ...

Nine Substances of Very High Concern Listed Under REACH, 10 Others Nominated

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26/08/2014

The European Commission has officially designated nine chemicals, including one used to make coated galvanized steel, as substances of very high concern, meaning their uses will have to be authorized. In a separate action, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Sweden announced their intent to nominate an additional 10 chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The European Commission ...

The What, Where, When and How of Gas Chromatography & GC-MS

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26/08/2014

Anthias Consulting is running their popular 1-day Absolute Basics training course on 5th September at The Open University, Milton Keynes. The course offers the perfect introduction for absolute beginners to gas chromatography and GC-MS and is ideal for analysts, technicians, engineers or those who work in sales and want to improve their knowledge and confidence in this area. This great value ...

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

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01/09/2014

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply for the first time under the legislative package by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, and Sen. Fran Pavley, ...

E-Scrap 2014: The latest on the CRT crisis

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29/08/2014

Discussion of downstream options for CRT glass — and the associated pricing — has consumed the electronics recycling industry for the past year, and at E-Scrap 2014, the CRT debate will get its due treatment. To help clarify the current situation and anticipate where it's headed, the conference will offer a full rundown of the North American processors still standing and those hoping ...

Focus on energy and water as global leaders gather in Stockholm

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30/08/2014

Over 2,500 politicians, business leaders, innovators, thought leaders and practitioners are set to meet in Stockholm in a few days, for the 24th annual World Water Week. This year’s focus is on energy and water, two resources that are inseparable from sustainable development and therefore must be tirelessly promoted in global decision-making. In over 100 seminars, workshops and events ...

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